Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Years Eve 31st December 2016

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Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support over 2016, this is your blog and it wouldn't exist without all your contributions via text, email & Twitter.
Also congratulations to Dave Emley who has received a British Empire Metal (BEM) in the Queens New Year Honours list for his services to Higher Education & Natural History, a well deserved honour i'm sure you'll agree.

Great Skua by Brian Carthy - Voted Staffs bird of 2016 by our Twitter followers

Happy New Year everyone & a bird filled 2017

One Waxwing on Rowan Trees just down from the Biddulph Arms along main road (ALo)

Chasewater Res
Adult Glaucous Gull in roost plus adult Caspian Gull & Velvet Scoter (@julianallen2009)

Radford Meadows
53x Teal 2x Shoveler 233x Wigeon 2x Snipe 14x Lapwing (@RegDavies5)

Stonechat, Water Rail, 2x Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, (Foz)

Gailey Res
Drake Shoveler, drake Pochard, Common Gull, Tawny Owl (@TheSnapper1978)

Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin & Green Woodpecker (TEy)

Grey wagtail,  Stonechat, 35x Teal, 4x Wigeon, 9x Gadwall, 118x Lapwing, Dunlin  5x Goosander 15x Golden Plover (JPa MPa)